Detective Comics #432

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Cover by Dick Giordano. "The Great Rip-Off Mystery!", script by Frank Robbins, pencils by Bob Brown, inks by Murphy Anderson; Batman sets out to crack the case of a murdered courier carrying a briefcase full of torn halves of paper currency. "Suddenly... the Witness Vanished!", script by Elliot Maggin, art by Murphy Anderson; Jean Loring questions her client, Henry Norton, during a trial; He is accused of stealing a first-edition copy of Carl Sandburg's poetry and microfilm copies of every issue of the Ivy Town Herald since October 9, 1871; Henry refuses to answer Jean's questions and when the judge demands answers, Henry begins to glow stating that he is leaving the courtroom and has a date with a hog-butcher; Ray Palmer, who was watching the proceedings waiting to have lunch with Jean, sneaks away and changes to the Atom. Letter to the editor from comics writer Mike Barr. Amusing ad for a record album, "71 Rock Hits." What counted as a "rock" hit? "Go Away Little Girl" by Donny Osmond, "Knock Three Times" by Tony Orlando and Dawn, and "I Think I Love You" by the Partridge Family. No kiddin'! 36 pgs., full color. $0.20. Cover price $0.20.